America’s first hipster president gets an appropriately hipster Chief Technology Officer for his re-election campaign. Who is he? Why, he’s “well-known Chicago technologist Harper Reed.” “I am here to make sure technology is a successful force multiplier within the campaign. … What we do here is empower,” Reed told the Chicago Tribune. Right. SEO that shit.
The other day, we featured some primo hipster nonsense about a group of San Diego twentysomthings who want to build forts to save the world in a project called Forts & The Inbetween. The idea was to travel around the country and build blanket forts with people to foster community, art, fun etc. I loved building forts as a kid, but this seemed a little too clever by half, and many suspected it was a joke.
Well, sadly, it now appears that the project has been canceled. The group’s Kickstarter page (a website which helps small organizations raise money online) now displays a message saying, “Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator 1 day ago.” The epic nine minute video explaining the group’s mission has also been taken down, though the website remains alive for now.
Coffee shop art display hipster nonsense.
This is a blog about hipster nonsense. And yes, this blog is itself hipster nonsense.